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Articles by Rich Osweiler

Quick Hit: Laney Mini-Bass-NX Review

July 15, 2019
What’s smaller than a half-loaf of bread, runs on batteries, and just may inspire you to practice more?
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Tools for the Task: Coiled Cables

July 12, 2019
Ten leads primed to handle the bridge between your guitar and what you’re plugging into—with a twist.
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Quick Hit: Traveler CL-3BE Review

June 20, 2019
Size-defying sound, price-defying appointments, and ready for a road trip.
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Tools for the Task: Noise Gate Pedals

June 14, 2019
Keep the sounds you want. Dial out the ones you don’t.
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Album Spotlight: Black Midi’s 'Schlagenheim'

May 31, 2019
The debut album from London-based band layers piercing guitar intensity atop rhythmic finesse to achieve beautifully chaotic power.
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Tools for the Task: 12" Alnico Replacement Speakers

May 24, 2019
Give your rig new life and personality with a speaker makeover.
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Quick Hit: Peterson StroboStomp HD Review

May 3, 2019
It won’t mix a margarita, but it will likely cover all your tuning needs.
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Tools for the Task: In-Ear Monitors

April 17, 2019
If you can’t hear yourself onstage, is there a sound?
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Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Nano Battalion Review

April 7, 2019
A slimmed-down version of EHX’s tone toolbox for bassists didn’t lose any weight in the functionality department.
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Tools for the Task: Tuning Apps

March 14, 2019
Misplaced your tuner? Dead battery? There’s an app for that.
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Quick Hit: MXR Vintage Bass Octave Review

March 8, 2019
Exploring the deep with a pedal that won’t file an eminent domain claim on your board.
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Quick Hit: Ashdown Tone Pocket Review

February 17, 2019
Paired with headphones and a bass, this little black box can create a freeing experience.
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Tools for the Task: Soprano Ukes Under $300

February 1, 2019
If you haven’t joined the ukulele craze, say “aloha” to these 10 sopranos and let the good times begin.
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Tools for the Task: J-Bass-Style Replacement Pickups

January 14, 2019
Reward yourself and your Jazz or J-style bass by conjuring up a new (or old) voice through a set of replacement pickups.
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Quick Hit: Zorg Effects Small Basstar Review

December 31, 2018
It’s smaller than its big sister, the Glorious Basstar, but this stompbox doesn’t skimp on dishing out the overdrive.
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Tools for the Task: Guitar Racks

December 14, 2018
Fun fact: Instruments that are out of their cases and convenient to grab will probably get more playing time.
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Quick Hit: Boss TU-03 Review

November 22, 2018
A sleek clip-on tuner that will tune up more than just your instrument.
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Tools for the Task: Tele-Style Bridges

November 16, 2018
Options abound for Tele-style bridges, but here are 10 to get you thinking about what a swap could do for your guitar.
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Quick Hit: Mackie FreePlay Live Review

November 11, 2018
Room-filling sound from a PA that doesn’t quite fill a backpack.
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Tools for the Task: Recording Interfaces

October 22, 2018
If a song or riff idea was played but not recorded, did it really happen?
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